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Old 07-21-2014, 11:00 AM
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MICE!! - freken mice....

So in the last month mice seem to have fallen in love with Thumper's interior.
I am looking to ideas to keep them at bay...
It is summer, so they are not looking for warmth.
I don't keep any food or crumbs in the truck.
For a test I left some tissues out, and they did not touch them.
It seems that they have decided that the interior is the rest room, droppings everywhere, tried traps, after 3 days of droppings increasing I may catch 1...
I can not figure out where they are getting in either...
I tried bounce sheets - that didn't phase them.
I now have some cedar/minty stuff I got off amazon, I think they were still in there after I put in it the truck, but maybe reduced visits....

Right now I am trying parking it in a different area...

It is disgusting how many droppings that will accumulate in a couple days, it is so bad that I will not put my 11 month old in the truck - heck I don't even want to drive it. I spent several hours on Saturday to vacuum it out, soak it with upholstery cleaner, just so I could take the boat out on Sunday.

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Old 07-21-2014, 11:16 AM
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:20 PM
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mothballs i'm told. mice can really stink up a car. it's the pee not the turds.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:40 PM
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Sticky traps too..
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and fire. don't forget fire.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:15 PM
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and fire. don't forget fire.

Kinda hard on the rig, but will at least get rid of them temporarily....

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:14 PM
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cat.

I actually think that may be the reason they keep going in the truck, a stray moved into that shed about a month ago, and not long after I started having issues....
and the mice are in the interior, not the engine bay, I hear cats prefer to live in the air cleaner

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I have been tempted to "serve" the truck a molotov cocktail.....
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:29 PM
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I've used mothballs effectively, but there is THAT smell.

I've also put out rat bait, the block type so I can check on it. If they eat that they have to go to water and you don't usually have them die in the area if there is no water.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:22 PM
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I actually think that may be the reason they keep going in the truck, a stray moved into that shed about a month ago, and not long after I started having issues....
and the mice are in the interior, not the engine bay, I hear cats prefer to live in the air cleaner



I have been tempted to "serve" the truck a molotov cocktail.....

I actually pulled the air cleaner lid off the 454 in my late grandfather's Itasca and found the outer portion of the cleaner housing full of mice crap and sunflower seed hulls. So I'd have to disagree with the CATS preference in air-cleaners.

And yeah the urine is stinky, the nests and feces can carry or transmit all kinds of deadly infections, junta (jenta? hunta?) virus I believe...something nasty like that.

When you do remove them, there is a product called Urine-b-gone and it breaks down the urine. We use it on pet-pee-soaked sub-flooring after the wrecked carpet and padding is stripped out of our rentals. It is a strong -lung-killing fluid if you are in close proximity, but it will neutralize the urine. Then I'd hose the cab out. You do have drain holes in the floor right? Right?
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You do have drain holes in the floor right? Right?

uh...it's a jeep....of course it has "drain holes" in the floor.
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I actually pulled the air cleaner lid off the 454 in my late grandfather's Itasca and found the outer portion of the cleaner housing full of mice crap and sunflower seed hulls. So I'd have to disagree with the CATS preference in air-cleaners.

And yeah the urine is stinky, the nests and feces can carry or transmit all kinds of deadly infections, junta (jenta? hunta?) virus I believe...something nasty like that.

When you do remove them, there is a product called Urine-b-gone and it breaks down the urine. We use it on pet-pee-soaked sub-flooring after the wrecked carpet and padding is stripped out of our rentals. It is a strong -lung-killing fluid if you are in close proximity, but it will neutralize the urine. Then I'd hose the cab out. You do have drain holes in the floor right? Right?

Parked mine out in a pole building for a few months and didn't drive it, first time I drove it it seemed to be performance-challenged, and there was a strange odor I couldn't identify. When I got home I pulled the lid off the air cleaner and found this:



That's 5 lbs of dog food and acorns. I don't park it in that pole building anymore.
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Might try some type of battery operated sound deterrent
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X 2 on the sticky traps.

Had a problem in the house with spiders and ended up catching a mouse on it.
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Sounds like someone needs a cat in the aircleaner
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Parked mine out in a pole building for a few months and didn't drive it, first time I drove it it seemed to be performance-challenged, and there was a strange odor I couldn't identify. When I got home I pulled the lid off the air cleaner and found this:



That's 5 lbs of dog food and acorns. I don't park it in that pole building anymore.



That's what the Itasca aircleaner looked like! But sunflower seeds and mouse nest!
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Storing the Jeep in a clear area will help. Mice will only travel so far away from cover especially when nesting. Keep items away from the Jeep and grass cut low.
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Kinda hard on the rig, but will at least get rid of them temporarily....

12Ga. (if you aren't in the city limits)

Well, if he doesn't have drain holes he will after the 12Ga. Maybe leave a window open for the cat to get in so he can pick them off?? I hate mice.
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Parked mine out in a pole building for a few months and didn't drive it, first time I drove it it seemed to be performance-challenged, and there was a strange odor I couldn't identify. When I got home I pulled the lid off the air cleaner and found this:



That's 5 lbs of dog food and acorns. I don't park it in that pole building anymore.

This winter I'm going to pack my air cleaner with chestnuts and go dashing through the snow to Grandma's house. Engine roasted for flavor.
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Fighting them in the house. I was moving stuff in one of the back room and found a pile of cat food under a desk about 20 pounds! This after mom was wondering why her cat was eating so much food. I was sitting on the throne and watched one come out from under an antique wash stand built by my great grandpa. We've set spring traps, and set out poison with no joy.
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Fighting them in the house. I was moving stuff in one of the back room and found a pile of cat food under a desk about 20 pounds! This after mom was wondering why her cat was eating so much food. I was sitting on the throne and watched one come out from under an antique wash stand built by my great grandpa. We've set spring traps, and set out poison with no joy.

If you feed the cat less, it will go after the mouse - I know the mouse was the reason the cat "ate" so much, but a hungry cat hunts, a full one does not.

Right now I have the truck parked in my driveway (instead of in the shed) and in full sun, so the 10,000 degrees it gets inside during the day seems to be a deterrent.
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